It is with great delight that we write to you to inform you of the upcoming priestly ordination of Rev Mr Thomas Sofatzis FSSP. The ordination will take place 10:30am Saturday 8 August, at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, attendance at the ordination Mass is by invitation only, but it will be live-streamed on the Cathedral YouTube channel.

Fr Sofatzis' first Solemn Mass will also be by invitation only, and will be live-streamed on the Maternal Heart Facebook page, 11am, Sunday 9 August.

Deacon Sofatzis would like to express his gratitude to all of you for your prayers and support as he approaches "unto the altar of God".

The ordinations of Rev Mr Roger Gilbride and Brendan Boyce have been delayed because of restrictions on entering Australia from overseas. We will keep you informed when we have any update on their ordinations.

On 1 July 2019, Fr Michael McCaffrey was appointed as the new Regional Superior for the Fraternity in Australia and New Zealand. We would like to thank Fr Christopher Blust for his untiring efforts as Regional Superior over the past six years.

For other news and annoucements, please refer to the websites of our various apostolates in the region: Houses and Mass Times.





 


 

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Fraternity priests offer the traditional Latin Mass daily (Roman Missal of 1962), and provide wide-ranging pastoral care for the faithful centred upon the traditional prayers and sacramental forms loved by Saints and so highly prized by the Church.

The Fraternity is a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical rite, founded in 1988 with the approval of Pope Saint John Paul II. At present the Fraternity has two major seminaries, and our own Australian Ezechiel House Novitiate, housing more than 150 seminarians, with 275 priests working in a dozen countries.

The Fraternity came to Australia in March 2000 and has so far been invited by the bishops to work in the dioceses of Sydney, Parramatta, Canberra, Adelaide and Auckland.






 
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